Earth Day Observations

Chelle Delaney Students got to be up close and personal with Mother Nature at the Outdoor Classroom on Thursday. From animal skulls and pelts to live chickens and goats, it was all hands on during the Earth Day festivites. On Thursday, about 675 students visited the outdoor classroom, said Relissa Nials, coordinator of the event. […]

Common ground keeps friendship alive, lively

By Lynn Moncus Through the many years, we have visited much about teaching and the joys thereof. You have learned a little about how much I love and respect former students and how pleased I am to see them whenever possible. Recently, while Shirley Hancock and I were visiting over afternoon coffee, I asked if […]

School board considers changes to dress code

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Chelle Delaney Is it OK to have gold and purple hair during spirit week or at a track meet? Is a tattoo or a bandaid that hides a tattoo more conducive to instruction in the classroom? Is one facial piercing, such as an eyebrow bar, OK, or are two too many? Or would it be […]

It’s a privilege to share education

By Lynn Moncus Although I rarely make much noise about my life as a teacher, I have never quit missing the classroom and the wonderful students I was privileged to have during those 34 years. I was very fortunate to become a teacher while ours was still a proud profession and while we still had […]

Students learn about planet

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Outdoor Classroom was the place, and Thursday was the time for elementary students to get to know their planet. Tucumcari Elementary and Tucumcari Middle School students spent Thursday learning during the schools’ annual Earth Day event. Earth Day was officially April 22, a Saturday, so the following […]

Patience learned in the classroom

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist While a good friend and I were discussing possible and printable topics for this column, she decided I should write about patience and then left the area because she could see I was about to lose what little patience I had taken to the coffee table. However, after doing a […]

ALTRUSA RECEIVES GRANT FROM COMCAST FOUNDATION

QCS Staff The Altrusa International Club of Tucumcari Inc. received a $1,710 check from the Comcast Foundation on Dec. 15, 2004. This grant from The Comcast Foundation is in recognition of the 75 local Comcast employee volunteers, their families, and others who volunteered on Comcast Cares Day. Fred Dominguez, manager of the local Comcast Company […]

‘Comcast Cares’ comes off well

TV Hagenah The morning hours of Comcast Cares Day, Saturday, saw temperatures chilly and a bit uncomfortable, but that did not stop people from turning out for the fourth annual event in Tucumcari at Tucumcari School System’s Outdoor Classroom. In fact, according to Tucumcari’s Comcast Office Manager Frederick Dominguez, the 2004 edition of Comcast Cares […]

Comcast Cares coming Saturday

TV Hagenah If last year was any example, a large number of people will be out at the Tucumcari Outdoor Classroom just north of Tucumcari Elementary School Saturday to take part in annual activity of Comcast Cares Day. According to local Comcast Office Manager Frederick Dominguez, 2004 will be the fourth year for the event […]

Earth Day proves hit

TV Hagenah Over 500 Tucumcari Elementary School children took part in Earth Day Thursday at the school district’s “Outdoor Classroom.” The students went to the green expanse just north of the elementary school campus and learned about a variety of outdoor related subjects set up at six different stations spread across the western quarter of […]